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Picklewitch and Jack

“Very funny, lots of good pshe messages about friendship and acceptance, but the absolute best thing about it is that it’s a longer chapter novel that is PERFECT for Year 3 or a strong Year 2.” Ashley Booth, primary school teacher and English SLE Picklewitch has a nose for naughtiness, a taste for trouble and a weakness for cake. And unluckily for brainbox Jack – winner of the ‘Most Sensible Boy in School’ for the third year running – she’s about to choose him as her new best friend .… Read more Picklewitch and Jack


Fees One off whole school assembly or  talk (50 mins to an hour) + book signing session: £130* Half day – A whole school assembly ( 50mins)  followed by one workshops (1 hr) + a book signing session. £220* Full day – A whole school assembly (50 mins) followed by three workshops ( 3 x 1hr)  + a book signing session. £380* * Plus expenses (travel and hotel if required. My home postcode is in North Devon EX32) Book Sales It’s a special experience for a child – watching an author dedicate… Read more Charges


I really enjoy leading workshops. I qualified as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and it’s great to be able to call on these skills and experience as a visiting author. My workshops are fun and imaginative, encouraging children to think laterally and creatively, whilst responding to Curriculum demands. All exercises listed here should have an impact on the way your students think about character and editing their work in future.    Workshop Age Range: 6-11 approx. Books : Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog (1-3) and Picklewitch and Jack Shared themes: Friendship, animals, Nature,… Read more Workshops

Assemblies and festivals

My Author Talk  Age range: 6-10 approx. Books : Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog (1-4) and Picklewitch and Jack Book themes: Friendship, animals, Nature, magic, humour, creative vocabularies, what it means to be different, empathy and acceptance. Character driven narratives. Talk: 50 minutes. Audience capacity unlimited: Tone: Funny, interactive, cross-curricular, informative and aspirational. Suitable for boys and girls. Intention – 100% engagement and creative inspiration. Covering: storytelling, speaking and listening, story arcs and compelling narratives, observation skills, memory, humour,  PSHE ( self-confidence, empathy, friendship,). Content: What sort of storyteller am I?… Read more Assemblies and festivals

Events and Workshops

As an author I’ve visited thousands of children, from Reading to Romania, and my aim is always to inspire them to reach their creative potential. Looking for a talk or an assembly? Click here Looking for  workshops? Click here Fees? Click here    

Picklewitch and Jack Activities

Make a spell!  Picklewitch3 Create your own dot-to-dot Picklewitch4 Dictionary definition match up Picklewitch5 Colour in a scene from the book Picklewitch1 Make Your own walnut ink video. World Book Day Ideas! Picklewitch and Jack in the classroom.